Tuesday, July 15, 2003

From the Washington Post today:

Defending the broader decision to go to war with Iraq, the president said the decision was made after he gave Saddam Hussein "a chance to allow the inspectors in, and he wouldn't let them in."

The Post notes that Dubya "appeared to contradict the events leading up to war this spring", but did not solicit comment from Hans Blix.

This isn't his first whopper, by the way. About a month ago, he told the troops in Qatar that there had been no running water in Basra before they invaded. I said at the time that he's either convinced that he won't get caught, or he just doesn't care. But the longer this goes on, the more you have to consider the possibility that he just doesn't know.

In any case, it's a kind of benchmark on the soundness of our politics that if something like this had shown up five months ago in the Onion, it would have seemed beneath them -- crude, unfunny, and just in bad taste...


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